Things aren't looking good for HTC – stocks continue to plummet, reaching record low

Things aren't looking good for HTC – stocks continue to plummet, reaching record low
This Wednesday, HTCs shares closed at their lowest point in the company's history on the Taiwan Stock Exchange. The fall measured at 5.79%, with individual stock price reaching $3.01 – the drop was caused by 25.41 million stocks being sold that day. This is the continuation of the company's downward spiral and, sadly, looking at its share value for 2015, one can see that it has dropped by 30% since the start of the year.

HTC did report "robust" sales for the first quarter of 2015, with the One M9 and new Desire series being in good demand in both the USA and Europe, but apparently – investor confidence in the company has not been restored one bit. The mass share-selling tails reports that the company has cut component orders down by 30% and plans to ship only 3.2 million units of its flagship this year. Apparently, the combination of the Snapdragon 810 overheating and throttling reports, poor camera, and a design that has only been slightly refreshed were not enough to put the One M9 on the map – especially in today's highly competitive market.

Earlier today, HTC announced a new smartphone – the HTC One ME – a mixture between the M9+ and E9+. A weird step, some might say, and one that doesn't seem like it will put a stop in the company's downward spiral. Still, let's see what HTC's plan is.



1. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Sad. They just need to push them more. Like much more. You barely see any ads, and carrier employees don't push them either.

5. carlemillward unregistered

Trust me, you do not want to see an HTC ad, it is horrible.

27. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I personally push HTC product over any other android handset in the store i work. I also sell much more HTC than any other OEM including Apple. I simply explain the truth and show each advantage to the clients and they see the reality. Most ppl in store look for easy sales i personally look to give the best client experience to my client so instead of just selling an iphone to someone who ask for one i try to understand why they going to the iphone what they will do with the phone ect and thats how you really give the best to the client.

31. Shocky unregistered

You're pushing your own bias onto your clueless clients, I feel sorry for them.

36. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

News flash, they all do this. Whenever I go there, I get hounded by galaxies and iPhones. And when I say I want a windows phone, they try to persuade me.

37. Losifer

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Same goes for me when I ask for a BlackBerry

2. realhumanbeing

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 18, 2014

This was my favorite OEM until this year, really loved HTC, but I felt as if they did not bring the quintessential effort this year, such a shame from a company who has such great potential.

3. NateAdam8

Posts: 439; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

The HTC M9 wasn't what some HTC Fans wanted then they release a great device but not for the U.S. so sticking with the HTC M8 until something like this HTC One ME comes out... Or the Samsung Note 5.

4. Mena13Suvari

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

I dont understand why good manufactures like HTC, Sony are failing every day, but the likes of Apple, Samsung keep selling their s**t devices. So sad.

6. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

because Apple makes good products that have an unique ecosystem. samsung has unlimited government backing to monopolize an entire country and carries the entire south korea economy on its back.

17. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Apple because of their brand name and Samsung because, well they frankly give you the most for their dollar. They gave you Gorilla Glass 4 a year early on the Alpha and didn't say a word about it until the GS6. They give you super high speed ram early. They give you 2k screens early like the S5 prime. They give you CAT 6 LTE before everyone else. They give you 14nm fin felt chips before everyone else. And they will continue to do so as long as there is a competitor to one up and they have their own supply chains that are on the cutting edge. They basically are willing to give you the good stuff while others hoard their good stuff, and they do it at less or the same price as the competition.

23. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I think Samsung is living largely off of its name recognition. Apple and Samsung seem to be the only phones consumers know. People still ask me if my Nexus 5 is a Samsung phone.

38. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

That may be true but they seemed to actually earn it, unlike some other fruits.

20. HouTexan

Posts: 462; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

You're funny. You think HTC released a better device than Samsung this year? hahahahaha

29. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I dont think i know for a fact. Sold much more M9 to my client than Samsung phone still i got more return on warranty of those samsung phone... The M9 support more app at the same time whitout reloading. Much less bloated with useless features. Much better construction quality ( the S6 was a great improvement but the S6 edge is too easy to bend or break the screen ) Its also more smooth to use less strange lag. So its better on all those aspec. Still i agree thats the S6 and S6 edge has a better camera ( the M9 one is much better than when its came out since last small update but still its has some work to do on the software side ) a bit better battery ( much less big difference than what they say on review... and this will be improved in future updates ) But thats its... Finger scanner? no thanks!

33. Shocky unregistered

You're either a very devoted HTC Fanboy or you're retarded. I haven't decided yet.

41. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Funny thing is this year for the 1st time the Htc m9 lags way more than the s6 edge, me and my mate got the phones at the same time and that m9 lags like crap when you go to open an app it's crap slow and as got slower over the last month , my s6 is as fast as it was day 1 I got it, it's got faster and not slower as Samsung as fixed some of the bugs, like when you went from the flipbord side screen to the home screen it now does not flick the screen like before and so on This video will show what on on about when it comes to the app, see how fast the lg G4 is next to it and that got a crapper CPU (but then the 810 is a load of crap)

21. ricmdv

Posts: 28; Member since: May 02, 2015

Because their devices aren't actually s**t. You're just a butthurt fanboy.

22. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The M9 was the first HTC device I ever bought without a quality control issue that made me exchange it right away, if you don't count the overheating SD810 and the sloppy pyramid design. So at least they improved there. Still, it only took them since the One X to do it. That's quite sad actually but still, a little props for finally doing it. Lol

28. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Marketing nothing else.

7. Amiafanboy

Posts: 67; Member since: May 27, 2015

Bye bye HTC from the smartphone retailer market. Go back to only building phones. Most boring flagship M9. Yawn . 1080p display in 2015 with an oven as a chipset. = Fail Tips for Htc to come back. 1. Change design , Keep metal , but change basic design. 2.Bad luck that they dont have choices in processor but go MTK , intel , exynos , or wait for sd 820. Else use SD 805 ( which is still and awesome chip) That way cost of the device also can be kept low. 3. QHD. Whatever anyone says. QHD is awesome. 4.Ram , make it 4gb just for bragging rights. Like how zenphone got its claim to fame. How much is 1gb more gonna cost you htc 5. 3000Mah+ battery with Quick charge. LI Polymer battery 6. Camera !!! how hard is it to buy a good sensor ??? please even one plus one has a great camera. 7.Remove em black bars. Whatever you say. Remove them

8. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I can agree on everything but QHD and 4GB of ram just no dude come one

14. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

5-7 were kind of a miss to me. 5. 3000+mAh I agree with, but what's the deal with Li-Po batteries? So they could make it thinner? I read this article and I basically favored Li-Ion than Li-Po. 6. The sensor is fine. It's HTC's post-processing that's really bad. Manual controls are good, but for uber quick snapshots, Auto mode would be great if it's nice and polished. (I've heard that some high-end Lumias use the same Toshiba sensor. And they turned out to be more than capable shooters.) 7.) I think the HTC bar is reasonable, albeit annoying. With the BoomSound and now with the fingerprint scanner, some parts will not be able to fit down there so they had to keep the annoying bar. It's form over function.

30. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Not a single client i sold it to came back with overheating issues you are truly an idiot for beleiving propaganda started by Samsung. 1080p display is more than enuf for 5 inch screen.. 2k screen on such size is like a 3000 hp engine in a compact car... Now dont get me wrong we can still use better screen tech like the one of the S6 but use 1080p screen resolution. Resolution do not make a perfect screen. Color reproduction , contrast , brightness , viewing angle and resource usage is what make the best screen and a 5 inch screen using the latest amoled tech from Samsung and 1080p resolution would hit thats right on. Change the design well thats a question of taste personally i prefere this design over the new S6 but thats a question of taste. The SD 810 is excellent there is no real overheating in fact i had S6 and iphone 6 come back for overheating but not a single M9 funny eh and i sold more M9 because i am good at positioning it. QHD i already said its useless on such a smaller device.. More Ram = more battery drain at all time as ram always use the battery thats you use the phone or not! Nothing to say against the battery in fact i would take a thicker phone anyday if they would increase battery life.. The sensor in the M9 is amazing its the software thats is crap they just need to fix the software ( on the paper the sensor is in fact superior to the one used in the S6 and the G4 ) Nothing to say for the black bars on this you tottaly right and its the only downside i can find to this phone thats cannot be fixed in future updates.

32. Shocky unregistered

Nobody gives a s**t about you and your imaginary clients.

42. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The m9 does not over heat direct and they have under clocked the CPU to limit it and have made it crapper than the sd808 see video and look how it opens apps next to the G4

35. Amiafanboy

Posts: 67; Member since: May 27, 2015

You are a salesman , i am not so firstly i cant think on the same lines as you do on everything. Maybe i am wrong , maybe right. 1.QHD while you feel overkill , may not be necessary but i can easily tell difference in text and a few other places over 1080p. I have been using QHD since note 4, ie about 8 months. and can easily say that the QHD display tech is just amazing. 2. I honestly dont think any customer of yours would come back saying "This display panel doesn't have proper color reproduction , or viewing angle ..etc. Most people accept whatever display they get after they have purchased a phone. I have personally never heard of a person returning a phone due to above said factors. 3. You prefer the design only because you bought one i guess and now you're stuck with it. Same design for 3 years wont excite anyone. Maybe blind fanatics like you , but not me for sure. 4. SD810 overheats like its sitting in the middle of the Sahara ! too much throttling , i have a g flex 2 and i am appalled at its gaming performance. cant comment too much on the m9 and i no longer possess one. 5. Cry about more ram= more battery drain. you are the only person on the face of this planet to say that they dont like more ram. Poor you , i feel bad... you must hardly be having any friends around you as they technically are a waste of "your valuable time" . Same example in corellation with the Ram. 6. M9 camera sensor is amazing according to you. Well , thats it. Thanks for opening our eyes. Maybe i can see the world in a better light than before. Thank you so much.You've called it superior , now i'm just gonna take your word for it against all the other reputed and experienced tech community. 7. Boom sound not reason enough for black bars.

9. SamsungEU

Posts: 147; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Good! Maybe they will learn for next year

10. b0wzer

Posts: 103; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

HTC's only hope now is to make a deal with Microsoft and exclusively produce Windows phones.

11. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

because that worked for every company that ever made a deal with Microsoft in the phone business, you always end on the short end of the stick when you make a deal with Microsoft !

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